Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In 2012-2013, I was a research fellow, curated a concert with
eighth blackbird, had an interactive installation up for a week,
and presented a paper at a conference in Stockholm, Sweden (and
subsequently got published).
In 2013-2014 I presented a paper in Lisbon, Portugal, earned a
Fulbright, and moved to Stockholm, Sweden. I spent the year
interacting with local musicians and studying death metal,
politics, folk, and mythology. My days were spent in a studio
writing an opera, and nights at metal clubs (and often these things
My life has gone by academic years for far too long. Academic year
2014 begins my life outside academia (even though the doctorate is
a dissertation away). I'm now a systems engineer.
From that, you know most all there is to me other than this one
fact: tonight I made macaroni and cheese with broccoli, spinach,
lots of garlic, and shrimp for dinner, from scratch. I drank a nice
red wine while preparing the feast.
What I’m doing with my life
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Learning Python and various other computery things, finishing my
dissertation, and spending more time relaxing than I ever. It's
nice not working 16 hour days.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
learning, music, audio engineer, teaching, cooking, qualitative
analysis, writing, sleeping.
The first things people usually notice about me
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smile, beard, hair, then laugh...usually because they make a
comment about my smile/beard/hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: just finished Foundation and Empire by Asimov. Good read.
Formalized Music by Iannis Xennakis, The Soundscape: Our Sonic
Environment and the Tuning of the World by R. Murray Schafer, and
Angels in America: Pt. 2: Perestroika by Tony Kushner were all
recent favs. Hope I get to see that play live someday. Otherwise I
read mostly fantasy novels or heady research.
Movies: Uh...haven't really watched many lately. America Psycho,
any Studio Ghibli (Nausicaa may be my favourite), Tough Guys Don't
Dance (either brilliant or horrid).
Shows: right now, anything by Rooster Teeth. also like Archer,
Futurama, random anime, and Drunk History. I hardly watch TV
Music: I'm really into metal, contemporary classical, and, well, a
whole bunch of other stuff. Currently, Alfred Schnittke, Guillaume
de Machaut, Massive Attack, Portishead, John Hollenbeck (Large
Ensemble and smaller groups), E.S.T. (sad, I finally get to Sweden,
but it's too late to see Esbjorn Svensson), Entombed, Krux, Opeth,
In Flames, the fan in my room, the sound of the subway, the sound
of the train going over the tunnel in Sundbyberg.
Food: Yes. I'm not too picky and love trying new things
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
pencil, staff paper, pencil sharpener, bed roll (or something to
sleep on), sheet(or something to pull over me), coffee (though it
appears I'm trying...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Linux, Python, Music, interactive multimedia, analysis, culture in
America, philosophy, how I shouldn't think about such "heady"
subjects all the time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Used to be playing a gig, going to a friend's gig, or drinking. Now
that I've changed careers...Well, I'll prolly still go to friends'
gigs and drink.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm claustrophobic, so, yeah, don't tie me down. Literally...
You should message me if
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You like classical music, metal music, experimental art, beards are
a turn on, you appreciate when I quote Shakespeare, and can correct
me when I get the lines wrong, and you've got a sense of humor (and
can appreciate a bad pun).
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